Sunday, October 21, 2007

Missing In Action

Greetings, dear friends! The term MIA has been used before to describe some of us...Missing In Action. In recent weeks it could well be used to define the founder of this blog, the Pilgrim himself, me.

Between computer problems, health issues and financial concerns, I've been MISSING from the Pals site far too often. I admit it. I confess. I'm the one who has missed out.

As others have so capably written, we each go through our dark valleys, our tempoarary trials, our dark nights of the soul. None is greater than the other. Each trial looms huge in the eyes of the one who is facing it head on.
Today I pray that each one of the Pilgrim Pals will have a renewed sense of God's faithfulness. A fresh appreciation of all that we are and have in Christ. A greater desire to know the Giver of Life.

And...thanks for your prayers as we continue to trust God during this present darkness. Yesterday we had our first OPEN HOUSE as we attempt to sell our home. The response was disappointing we'll repeat the exercise next weekend. Carol has put so much work into this! I haven't been able to do too much due to my ongoing ear infection. There's still no improvement. I have an appointment with a naturopath tomorrow.

You are in my prayers, dear ones! I miss hearing from many of you. How I'd love to see you all face to face. One day soon we will stand before the One who redeemed us and we'll fall at His feet and cry "Holy, Holy, Holy"! 'Til then let's press on with our eyes fixed on Jesus, the Pioneer and Perfecter of our faith.

In His love,

~ The Pilgrim, David

P. S. Have a good and godly Lord's day in His house!


Felisol said...

Dear David,
I think we all some way or the other get stalled from writing or commenting at times.
God understands that, he knows how much we are burdened with from time to time.
I have my ME which make my batteries flatten out several times every day. For certain I could and should have done more. The Pilgrim Pals have become my extended family who stood by me when I needed it mostly, for that I shall always be grateful.
I also get the opportunity to pray together with fellow wanderers, like I used to do daily , Often in th e phone with my father, till he passed away June first.
I'm daily missing him, even though I know for sure that he is home resting with his siblings, Mom and Dad.
I nevertheless just miss the great companionship we had, but I'm enriched by finding the same spirit here at the Pals'.
Gal. 6:2
"2Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ."
It's the lightest and most blessed burden.
From Felisol

Vicki said...

We've just been busy at times, but I try to check in here often, and always pause to pray for my Pilgrim brothers and sisters, whether I leave a comment every day or not. God bless you, David. Hang in there. You've been through so much! Will pray for the house this week, even more. And your ear infection.

Calling on Jehovah Rapha our Healer, who is also Jehovah Jireh who provides so abundantly.


Anonymous said...

Oh, were ou talking about me, when you mentioned MIA Pals??? I sure felt guilty last night as I crawled into bed and remembered that I have not really been on here since Friday, and even before then! OUCH! I will try to do better! :)

Nevertheless, I've been thinking and praying a lot for you and all the Pals.

God bless you richly.